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X-15 Aloft. First Free Flight Of Manned Space Plane, 1959/06/11 (1959)

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Edwards AFB B-52 takes X-15 aloft under its wing, is "cut loose over Mojave Desert" landed by Scott Crossfield (2) Connecticut - Groton CT launch of USS George Washington Polaris sub (partial newsreel)


This movie is part of the collection: Universal Newsreels

Production Company: Universal Studios
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Creative Commons license: Public Domain


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Reviewer: Andrew Brodie - 5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars - September 12, 2005
Subject: Space Shuttle practice
A must for anyone who has read anything at all about Chuck Yaeger and the USAF test pilots at Muroc.

Note the landing technique -- still used by the shuttle in 2005.